A research team from Princeton University and Microsoft Research discover autonomous language-understanding agents are capable of achieving high scores even in the complete absence of language semantics, indicating that current RL agents for text-based games might not be sufficiently leveraging the semantic structure of game texts.
To help users design and tune machine learning models, neural network architectures or complex system parameters in an efficient and automatic way, in 2017 Microsoft Research began developing its Neural Network Intelligence (NNI) AutoML toolkit, open-sourcing v1.0 version in 2018.
“You’ll see AI infused into all our products and services across the company, from tools to help people be more productive at work, to Azure services that give our customers the flexibility to deploy AI capabilities in any environment,” said Microsoft Communications Corporate Vice President Frank Shaw.
The Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) kicked off today. One of the world’s major machine learning conferences, ICLR this year received 1591 main conference paper submissions — up 60 percent over last year — and accepted 24 for oral presentations and 476 as poster presentations.
Over 6,000 developers and computer scientists poured into Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center this morning for Day 1 of Microsoft Build 2019, the company’s annual developer conference. Microsoft used the occasion to announce a new AI-driven collaboration and hybrid-cloud innovations across Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Azure.
A collaboration between researchers from China’s Beihang University and Microsoft Research Asia has produced TableBank, a new image-based dataset for table detection and recognition built with novel weak supervision from Word and Latex documents on the Internet.
Writers often get their inspiration from conversations with other people. So says 19-year-old Katie Bilbrey, who has published 15 online stories under the pen name TheSolSoldier. Bilbrey took a different tact for her latest writing project — instead of back-and-forthing with friends, she drew her inspirations for Our Precious Future through conversations with an artificial intelligence named Zo.